Alpraham & Tarporley

Alpraham villagers battle to fix drains on crumbling Cheshire road

Alpraham villagers battle to fix drains on crumbling Cheshire road

Villagers say they have been fighting for authorities to fix blocked drains which have flooded their pothole-ridden road for almost four years.

Families on Hilbre bank in Alpraham say Cheshire East Council and water companies have not carried out essential repairs on a section of the route.

June 13, 2019
Volunteers rebuild 4,000-year-old Bronze Age house at Beeston Castle

Volunteers rebuild 4,000-year-old Bronze Age house at Beeston Castle

A Bronze Age house is being reconstructed by English Heritage volunteers at Beeston Castle near Nantwich – 4,000 years after it disappeared.

Workers are using authentic tools and archaeological evidence informed by the recent discoveries at the Bronze Age settlement in Cambridgeshire as well as earlier discoveries at Beeston Castle.

May 27, 2019
Former Tarporley student creates waves in world para canoeing

Former Tarporley student creates waves in world para canoeing

A Bunbury man is making waves in the world of para-caneoing.

Former Tarporley High pupil Stuart Wood has been selected to represent Great Britain at the next World Championships in Poznan, Poland.

May 12, 2019
Appeal after thieves steal karts from Tarporley High School

Appeal after thieves steal karts from Tarporley High School

Thieves stole two vehicles from Tarporley Karting Team after breaking into Tarporley High School.

The theft happened at around 8.20pm on Monday (April 15).

April 17, 2019
Work to start on fire station refurbishment plan across Cheshire

Work to start on fire station refurbishment plan across Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Work will begin this month on an £8.5 million project to refurbish 21 of Cheshire’s ageing fire stations.

But Nantwich station on Beam Street will be one of the last to undergo the work, not until 2023-24.

April 3, 2019
Man trapped after car hits telegraph pole in Tarporley

Man trapped after car hits telegraph pole in Tarporley

A man had to be cut free from wreckage and airlifted to hospital after his car crashed into a telegraph pole in Tarporley.

The incident happened at the A49/A51 roundabout on the outskirts of the village at around 3.30pm on Thursday (March 21).

March 23, 2019
Alpraham residents blast councils over state of “boundary” road

Alpraham residents blast councils over state of “boundary” road

Residents in Alpraham say one of their local roads is one of the most poorly maintained in Cheshire – because two authorities will not claim responsibility.

Vale Road in Alpraham is set in idyllic countryside on the border between Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West Council.

February 18, 2019
Fire crews attend two collisions in Wardle and Faddiley near Nantwich

Fire crews attend two collisions in Wardle and Faddiley near Nantwich

Occupants walked away unhurt after a vehicle crashed off the A51 Nantwich Road in Wardle.

The incident happened shortly after 3am yesterday (January 26) and was attended by fire crews from Nantwich and Tarporley.

January 27, 2019
Peppa Pig and friend found dumped on A51 near Nantwich

Peppa Pig and friend found dumped on A51 near Nantwich

Two cute pet pigs who wag their tails when happy, have been found dumped at the side of the busy A51 in Alpraham near Nantwich.

The RSPCA is now appealing for help to trace those who ditched the pigs they have named Peppa and George.

January 17, 2019
Dozens of firefighters battle large barn blaze in Tarporley

Dozens of firefighters battle large barn blaze in Tarporley

Fire crews across Cheshire tackled a large barn blaze at a farm in Tarporley last night.

The fire broke out at around 10.40pm on Hickhurst Lane, Tarporley.

October 30, 2018
Lorry collides with railway bridge on Whitchurch Road, Beeston

Lorry collides with railway bridge on Whitchurch Road, Beeston

A lorry driver had a lucky escape after colliding with a railway bridge on Whitchurch Road, Beeston.

It happened at around noon on A49 close to Beeston cattle market.

October 4, 2018
Nantwich fire station among 21 “deterioating” bases to be revamped

Nantwich fire station among 21 “deterioating” bases to be revamped

By Stephen Topping, Local Democracy Reporter
Nantwich, Audlem and Tarporley fire stations are among 21 earmarked for improvements as part of an £8.5 million project agreed by Cheshire Fire Authority.

The service has opened new fire stations in Alsager, Lymm, Mollington in Chester and Penketh in Warrington over the past three years.

September 21, 2018
Tarporley primary school to take on 100 more pupils after expansion

Tarporley primary school to take on 100 more pupils after expansion

A £1.5 million project to extend and remodel Tarporley Church of England School to cater for rising pupil numbers has been completed.

The school in Park Road now features four new classrooms, a larger hall, new entrance, multi use games area and playground.

September 16, 2018